Deadwood approves two retaining walls for $351K | Local News

DEADWOOD – With retaining walls historically holding the lion’s share of structures in Deadwood Gulch, construction season begins with repairing the integral architectural components in Deadwood. On Monday, the city commission approved two retaining wall projects for a total of $ 350,500.

First up was the 40 Jefferson St. Retaining Wall Project up for discussion and approval.

“We had two bidders. RCS and CAI. The seemingly low bid on RCS is $ 64,000. CAI2 was $ 72,000. The employees recommend subcontracting it to RCS Construction, ”said Kevin Kuchenbecker, Deadwood’s Historic Preservation Officer. “This will be a project with the homeowner and the city. This happens to be a wall which is a concrete wall that was the site of the landslide a year and a half ago and which is quite heavily listed. So we want to address this before we have any further problems. “

Next up was a project for the retaining wall on Denver Avenue for discussion and approval.

“This is on Denver (Avenue) next to Gilmore,” said Kevin Kuchenbecker, Historic Preservation Officer. “This retaining wall has started listing. The upper part is deteriorating. It’s been in the books for about four years and we’ve budgeted funds for retaining walls. “

The city also received two offers for this project.

“From RCS Construction and CAI2 Construction,” said Kuchenbecker. “CAI2 is the seemingly low bid of $ 266,000 for the base bid and the alternate number one of $ 20,500. RCS was $ 349,000, alternative number one was $ 80,000. Employees recommend awarding CAI 2… for the total bid package of USD 286,500. “

List walls are walls that slope or slope.

Kuchenbecker said contractors had 90 days from the date of the announcement to proceed to complete the project. The contracts will have to be approved at the Commission meeting on May 17th and published shortly.

In 2021, Kuchenbecker estimated $ 400,000 for city retaining walls and $ 363,000 for the line item of the Historic Protective Wall Preservation Program.

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